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Back to school September 2017 – go back to violin lessons with hired instrument from Violins.info

Back to school September 2017 – go back to violin lessons with hired instrument from Violins.info

It’s September! That time of the year when children go back to school, while some are starting school for the first time. It is also that time of the year, when some children, refreshed by the summer holidays are roaring to get back to their violin or cello. While other children are glad the will never have to touch a violin or a cello ever again. Other children still are trying out the violin or a cello for the first time. If your child is one of those trying playing the violin for the first time, why not start him or her on a rental violin from Violins.info? The fact is the quite a number of children try out playing the violin or cello for a very short while before they give up. Some parents invest a lot of money info purchasing a violin for the child, only for the child to learn for a short while, before losing interest. The fact is that you will not recoup all your investment in the instrument when you sell it, if your child decided that playing violin or cello is not for him/her. Violin or Cello hire could be the answer A good way to start a would be violin or cello player off, on a low budget, is to hire a violin or a cello from Violins.info. There are numerous advantages to starting a child, who is taking up playing the violin or cello with a rental instruments. Here are some of the benefits: 1. No huge upfront outlay to buy a decent violin or cello. 2. If your child decides not to continue with playing the violin or cello, you just return it to violins.info. 3. You do not need to know anything about how to set-up, or tune a violin, nor other technical aspects of a violin or cello. We hand you the rental instrument set-up, tuned and ready to go. 4. If you hire an instrument from Violins.info long term, you have the option to receive a huge discount, if you decide to buy the instrument. 5. You can exchange your violin or cello for a larger size at any time. Most indicators seem to suggest that a rental instrument is a great way to start of a beginner violin learner. Please browse our rental pages or contact us if you want to find out more information about renting a violin from...

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Oxford University lent historic violin to Syrian teenage violinist

Oxford University lent historic violin to Syrian teenage violinist

A 19th Century violin has been taken out of a collection of historic instruments held by Oxford University and sent to a young Syrian musician living as a refugee. Aboud Kaplo, 14, was forced out of his home in Aleppo and is now living in Lebanon. Film-maker Susie Attwood came across Aboud and saw his passion for music, but also his lack of an instrument. Oxford University has now lent the teenager the restored violin. The German-made violin is part of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, which has more than 2,000 examples of historic and modern instruments, tracing their development since the Middle Ages. ‘Positive contribution’ They can be used by academics, students and researchers, but for the first time an instrument from the collection is going to be lent to a young aspiring refugee musician. Curator Andy Lamb said that “the moment I read about this lad’s situation” he thought the collection “could make some kind of positive contribution”. “I immediately had an instrument in mind. It belonged to a former curator, Dr Helene Larue, a very generous person, and I knew that if she had been confronted with this situation, she would have donated an instrument instantly.” source/full story:...

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